Uber driver from H.B. charged with raping unconscious 17-year-old passenger in Laguna Beach

An Uber driver from Huntington Beach has been charged with raping an unconscious 17-year-old female passenger near her Laguna Beach home. For more information and the whole story, go to: https://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-uber-rape-20161110-story.html

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Hesperia mayor’s handling of evidence in Oak Hills hazing probe scrutinized

HESPERIA — As a school district police officer here, Mayor Bill Holland fell under his boss’ scrutiny for purportedly destroying evidence while leading the investigation into claims that an Oak Hills High School freshman football player had been subjected to sexual hazing, the Daily Press has learned. For more information and the whole story, go… read more

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‘Rehab mogul’ accused of sexually assaulting patients and ‘elaborate’ fraud

The founder of 19 sober-living facilities in Southern California and Colorado was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexually assaulting more than a dozen female patients as well as defrauding insurers in an elaborate $176-million scheme, authorities said. For more information and the whole story, go to: https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-chris-bathum-sexual-assault-arrest-20161110-story.html

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University High School Boys Water Polo Coach Arrested on Suspicion of Sex With Student

Coleman Pickell, a walk-on boys water polo coach at University High School in Irvine, California, has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a minor female student. At this stage, Irvine Police have released few details, however it is known that Pickell is 23 years old. For more information and the whole story, go to:… read more

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Second Student Files Suit Against Hesperia Unified School District

A second student has come forwarded and filed suit against Hesperia Unified School District, alleging that there exists a culture of sexual hazing on the Oak Hills High School football team. The Plaintiff, an 18-year-old known in court filings as John KZ Doe, is the second victim of hazing at the school to come forward… read more

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High School Drum Line Coach Arrested Upon Suspicion of Molestation

Derek Nishimoto, a 48-year-old drum line coach at Mount Whitney High School in Visalia, has been arrested upon suspicion of having a sexual relationship with a high school student. Mount Whitney High is in the Visalia Unified School District. Nishimoto has volunteered there since 2010. For more information and the whole story, go to: https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-drumline-band-teacher-arrested-visalia-20160912-snap-story.html

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High School Hazing Discussed in Depth by ESPN

ESPN’s Outside The Lines has pointed its spotlight at the epidemic of hazing in high school sports. The investigative piece features an interviews with attorneys from Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, and focuses on the case of one of the firm’s clients, who has sued Hesperia Unified School District following a horrific incident of violent sexual… read more

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Entertainment Lawyer Linked to Childrens’ Shows Enters Not Guilty Plea in Child Sex Case

Benjamin Lawson Adams, the entertainment attorney who was recently arrested upon suspicion of engaging in sexual intercourse with a minor, has pled not guilty. Adams was charged with three counts of lewd acts upon a child, oral copulation of a person under 16, two counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object and one count… read more

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Mayor of Stockton Arrested on Suspicion of Child Endangerment

The mayor of Stockton, Anthony Silva, has been arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after investigators found audio and video on his cell phone taken during what appears to be a strip poker game with minors. One of the children in the video is a 16-year-old boy. The video was taken in Silva’s bedroom. Before… read more

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Athletic Director Arrested on Suspicion of Having Sex with a Minor; Flees to Vegas

Juan Ivan Barajas, the 36-year-old athletic director at San Gabriel Mission High School has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 15-year-old female student. Barajas fled with his victim to Las Vegas when her parents learned of the abuse. Barajas was arrested by Henderson, NV, police and booked. For more information and the… read more

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